Ryan Seacrest even seemed warm to the idea when Hollyscoop caught up with him at KIIS FM’s Wango Tango.
He told us, “I have to be honest with you, I think Simon and Adam have a lot in common. Obviously aesthetically you see the two of them and they look a lot alike.”
While we don’t really see the comparison, we do think Adam is hugely talented as an artist, and would have a lot of great advice to give to the contestants. He was a great mentor this season—but could he pull off judging?
We asked Lambert himself what he thought about taking over, but he wasn’t into it. “Not now,” he told us. “I think now is the time for me to work on my own music.”
And that doesn’t go for just Idol—Adam said he wouldn’t even take a judging job on Simon’s new show X-Factor. “I don’t think I'm really a judge, I'm more of a singer,” he said.
We’re still stumped on who would be the best replacement! Do you think Adam is selling himself short and should be going for the judge position? Vote below!